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the taliban shot a 15-year-old girl in the head. but now, she is speaking out for the first time. >> today you can see that i'm alive. i can see. i can see you. i can see everyone. >> she says god gave her a second life. in october, taliban militants fired a bullet into her head on a school bus. before the assassination attempt, she had been on the stage winning awards for taking a brave stand against the taliban. she fought for the education of women, something the militant group tried to end. she vows she will return to pakistan. >> my mission is the same, to help people. and i will do that. >> taliban insurgents threatened to target her again. she is getting medical treatment in britain. she's expected to remain there for sometime. >>> new tonight at 11:00, the daughter that strawn thurman kept secret more than 70 years has died. her name is essie may washington williams and she didn't tell anybody who her dad was until he died ten years ago. she said she did not want to damage his political career. when thurman was in his 20's he growth his family's black made pregnant. >>> still ahead the
on twitter. follow me @brettbaier. despite what you may have heard it turns out the taliban is not in deep decline. up next, american born college educated and middle class. is this the new profile of an al-qaeda terrorist? how do you keep an older car running like new? you ask a ford customer. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody should bring they're car here to the ford dealership for service instead of any one of those other places out there. they are going to take care of my car because this is where it came from. price is right no problem, they make you feel like you're a family. get a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and much more, $29.95 after $10.00 rebate. if you take care of your car your car will take care of you. >> bret: you may have a mental image of what an al-qaeda terrorist looks like but if you want an accurate image look in the mirror or around your work place or house of worship. catherine herridge tells us about the new profile
yousufzai, the 15-year-old pakistani girl shot by the taliban last october in the head. she is speaking out publicly for the first time since the attack and this defiant teenager said she's going to keep campaigning for girls education. that is the issue that triggered the taliban attack and she thanked all those who have been praying for her. >> god has given me this new life and this is a second life. this is a new life and i want to serve. i want to serve the people and i want every girl, every child to be educated. >> now the doctors have been treating malala at a hospital in england. they've reconstructed part of her skull and implanted a hearing device in her left ear and are confident she'll be back in school very soon. >>> more help could come to d.c. hospitals. council chairman phil mendelson joined more than 200 registered nurses to introduce the patient protection act. this would require hospitals to keep a minimum nurse to patient ratio. more than half of d.c. nurses responding to a 2012 survey said hospital staffing is inadequate. >> i think this bill is common sense. i think t
for the cleanup. the northeast digs out after a massive winter storm. and fighting back against the taliban and eshing t earning th medal of honor. the incredible story of clint romesha. you're crazy. honor. the incredible story of clint romesha. (mom) i raised my son to be careful... hi, sweetie. hi, mom. (mom) but just to be safe... i got a subaru. (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. try align. it's the number one ge recommended probiotic c" that helps maintain digestive balance. ♪ stay in the groove with align. ♪ need help keeping your digestive balance in sync? t
. >> megyn: thank you, sir. back in october of 2009 the taliban stormed a remote u.s. outpost in afghanistan, greatly outnumbering the 52 americans stationed there. staff sergeant clinton roamshea the man you see on screen right led the counterattack in the face of insurmountable odds and managing all of the, but eight men. and his amazing story as he receives the medal of honor. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. try align. it's the number one ge recommended probiotic c" that helps maintain digestive balance. ♪ stay in the groove with align. ♪ need help keeping yo digestive balance in sync? try align. it's a probiotic that fortifies your digestive system with healthy bacteria 24/7. because your insides set the tone. stay in the groove with align. >> fox news alert live to the white house where we're
news. >> the young pakistani girl, the taliban wanted dead has just taken a new step towards a full recovery. the latest on the teenager known by her first name around the world. and what doctors are doing to make her life a little bit more normal. and cats usually aren't too crazy about being in the water. water. sall right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. >> harris: an upbeat prognosis for 15-year-old. pakistani girl targeted by the taliban. she just had two successful surgeries in t
girl who survived being shot in the head by the taliban is speaking clearly and has now released her own video statement. the brave teenager's message to the world, a show of resilience for you this monday next. >>> also last night's battle between the ravens and 49ers set a new record for the longest super bowl ever, thanks in part to this, the blackout during the third quarter. we're going to take a look what may have caused the outage. is it beyonce's fault, jon? that is the big question. the halftime show, did it do it? jon: you know, at least people drank a lot of beer during that 34 minutes. jenna: it apparently helped the television ratings as welcoming across from the "new york times." very interesting. big story for us. we'll get to the bottom of this mystery, hopefully next. jon: new developments in the remarkable recovery of that pakistani teenager who defied the taliban. 15-year-old malala yousufzai was shot in the head last year after she spoke out for the rights of girls to get an education. now she is releasing a video statement speaking clearly about her recovery. jam
an undercover fbi agent kept close tabs on him as posing as a taliban operative. as part of his plan he first wanted to bomb the san francisco federal reserve. then he decided that was too secure so he chose the open bank of america site. according to the fbi, five gallon buckets like this one filled with chemicals would have been the basic pieces of the bomb. agents say he also purchased cell phones and other items to be used in a triggering device. the plan was to drive the bomb with its components packed aboard an s.u.v. and detonate it in a spot to bring down the entire bank of america building. it's a plot the customers were clearly shocked to here about. >> wow. seriously? >> the fbi said the man tried making contact with a taliban operative shortly after getting out of jail on an illegal firearms charge. he was arrested at his father's san jose home. that was in 2011. according to court documents he lived in an rv that he often parked on the front driveway. his father would not let him into the home alone in order to safeguard his younger children because of his son's history of drug u
budget. >>> and now to an abc news exclusive, with the inspiring young girl targeted by the taliban. just because she wanted girls to go to school. tonight, malala yousafzai speaks. abc's bob woodruff has talked to her father, as well, about the fragile young girl full of so much passion and purpose. >> reporter: malala's journey from this to this is nothing short of a miracle. and today, for the first time, people heard her voice. >> today, you can see that i'm alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and i'm getting better day by day. it's just because of the prayers of people. >> reporter: prayers and letters sent to this young girl who became a symbol of hope. she was just 12 when the taliban shut down her school. public crew said began. >> i have the right of education. i have the right to play. i have the right to sing. i have the right to talk. i have the right to speak. >> reporter: her actions made her a target. last october, she was brutally attacked. gunmen entered her van and shot her at point blank range in the head. she was medevaced to england in critical cond
" was invited to their school in kabul, where they have been trying to win back the school from the taliban and they're music. now they've come to america to perform. do you like america? >> yes. it's very beautiful. >> reporter: she place the sitar, in a country where women almost never perform. for so long, there was no music. >> music was ban -- >> reporter: banned? >> banned. and they didn't want music. >> reporter: and the music wasn't the only thing stolen. do you have a mom and dad? [ speaking foreign language ] she says she is an orphan. lost bhoeoth her mom and dad toe taliban. do you remember them? she wishes they could hear her music as we did. ♪ and right there waiting to perform for us, too, eraj. listen to what he said. >> she's better than me. >> reporter: she's better than you? >> yeah. >> reporter: but he would play, too. ♪ >> reporter: he turned to her and said, she was playing better than him. >> that clearly shows the future of afghanistan. sometimes the girls can be much better than we, the men. >> reporter: we already know that in america. >> yes. >> reporter: the
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by the taliban is talking about her future. she is talking up a storm. dr. sanjay gupta explains how this is even possible. >>> we all witness ed it, the night the lights went out at the super bowl. today, the day everyone is asking what happened. we'll have details on that ahead. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no nuisance fees. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus deposit checks with mobile deposit. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and manage your cash and investments tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab's mobile app. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 no wonder schwab bank has grown to over 70 billion in assets. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 so if you're looking for a bank that's in your corner, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 not just on the corner... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 call, click or visit to start banking with schwab bank today. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 >>> the man charged with murdering a well-known navy s.e.a.l. over the weekend is on suicide watch tonight. eddie ray routh is being held on a $3 million bond. he was tasered and restrained after he became aggressive with guards. one of the two men routh is accused of shooting down is chris kriel, possibly one
are hearing from the young girl shot in the head by the taliban for advocating. malala was on her way home from school. she was shot in the head. continues to fight for her cause. >> all of them have prayed for me. and because of these prayers god has given me this new life. and this is the second life. this is a new life. and i want to serve. i want to serve the people and i want every girl, every child to be educated. >> malala writes a blog about life. made the short list for person of the year 2012. her shooting brought attention to the struggle for women's rights in that country. >>> just ahead here, inside a brand new facility designed to help families of wounded warriors. ooh kfc. hey, you're supposed to wait for everybody. you know what, while we're waiting why don't we play a game of hide and seek? right now? yeah go hide. go on buddy. one, two... [ son ] come and find me! three! [ son ] are you even looking for me? i am looking! [ male announcer ] bite-sized chicken's grown up. kfc bites. freshly hand-breaded big bites of premium breast meat, seasoned in the colonel's original re
urinating on the corpses of taliban insurgents. the incident happened july of 2011 when it did it received international condemnation. sergeant richards, and captain clemens face multiple charges. richards was the one who filmed the marines two others faced a court marshall. >>> members of the bush family including both former president's are targets of a hacker. one shows george bush during a recent stay. the hacker gained material through bush family and friends. he identified himself as someone targeted by the government for a long time. >>> the man behind the amish beard cutting attacks in ohio joe, sentenced to 15 years in -- ohio, sentenced to 15 years in prison. he said he did not run a cult. 15 of his family were also convicted and will serve between 1 and 7 years the attacks were pros cuted as a hate crime. >>> food safety officials in the uk are ordering testing of all beef products after food produced by a company was found to contain as much as 100% horse meat. the company says they have corrected the food supply problem, last m
under attack and the taliban claiming responsibility. around the world in 80 seconds >> pakistan, just dawn in the northwestern part of the country, militants raiding the camp with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled gren aped and suicide vests and soldiers and civilians murdered . 12 attackers killed and the pakistan taliban said they out the attack. china, a massive dike breach and water gurk out of the reservoir and flowing in a village and flooding home and businesses and factories. one person kill 19 other injured and several roads are closed to traffic. >> west bank. israeli troops firing tear gas at palestinian protestors who hurled rocks as they chanted. the israelis trying to dismantled a series was tents pitched by the activist. they are angry . no injuries are reported. russia, marking 70 years since the end of the battle of stalingrade. soldiers marched solemnly and a vintage tank rolled in the city once known as stalingrad. that was one . bloodiest cities and turning point in the world war. >> well, you might know they're going to play a game tomorrow in new orleans. ha
-ma e-mail@foxnews.com. it is the first time that she is spoken since the taliban tried to murder her by shooting her in the head. >> i am happy the operation is a success. >> more on the amazing recovery of the young pakistani activist. >> a police chase comes to a sudden stop thanks to help from mother nature. we will show you what happened and where this was when we come back. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox. with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "done" with access to the fastest push-to-talk and three times the coverage. now when you b
and the taliban. what on earth are we doing over there? why do we care about the hearts or minds or building the schools? i mean, outside of osama bin laden going to afghanistan and tricking the taliban into this spectacular attack on america, in general the muslims in afghanistan like the ones in indonesiaia have not exported terrorism. that's been the specialty of other countries. they really just want to be left alone so why don't we just leave them alone, as long as they're not plotting an attack on us, what is the point? >> michelle flournoy just laid out calmly four or five great ways to reduce the pentagon budget, including getting out of afghanistan, taking the civilian population in the d.o.d. down because we're leaving afghanistan. i thought it was pretty good, ann. somebody ought to listen to her. >> yes, i agree. i'm glad you brought up with her the base closings. this is why you seed something like a closure. the american people are of two find minds. they think government should be smaller, thinks government wants too. but the second you name a specific program that's going to
woman shot in the head by the taliban for supporting girls education. her name is malala yousufzai. she was on her way home last october from school when two men asked her by name and shot her in the head and neck. despite surgery and months of rehabilitation the teenage activist has not given up. >> all of them have prayed for me and because of these prayers and because of these prayers god has given me this new life and this is the 2nd life. this is a new life and i -- second life. this is a new life and i want to serve. i want to serve the people and i want every girl, every child, to be educated. >> wow, she's got an incredible spirit. malala made the short list for time magazine's person of the year in 2012. she writes a blog about life under the taliban in pakistan. her shooting led to national outrage and attention to the struggle for women's rights. >>> tonight on the news edge video that's hard to watch and impossible to forget, why police charged a maryland caregiver with abuse after fding this video on youtube. >> and nurses meet with the d.c. council to save their overwhelme
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his own in a debate. >> the taliban spokesman is on the line. ask how he feels about getting his. [ beep ] kicked. >> sanctuary cities, what do you think? >> i think you have the story exactly wrong, my friend. i think that we're talking about drunk driving. >> i think the hoody is as much responsible for trayvon martin's death as george zimmerman was. >> it could be a jewish drunk. >> it could be an irish drunk. it could be an i italian drunk. what difference does it make? >> it makes plenty of difference. >> the cia does nothing. sends no help. >> that is an obscene lie. >> no it is not. >> you're a politician trying to make a political point. >> and this is justice. >> this has nothing to do with our mayor. >> we'll wait and see how that goes with geraldo. poison and end of the road -- yeah. i messed that up. still ahead on "way too early," why are you awake? your tweets, texts, e-mails are next. "morning joe" is just moments away. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are fol
was recognized yesterday for defending an american outpost from hundreds of taliban fighters. despite being wounded in battle, the soldier attacked enemies and also helped save many of his fellow troops. >> he lives the soldier's creed. i will never leave a falling comrade. so he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down. and they kept charging, 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meter run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends and they brought them home. there are many lessons from cop keating, one of them is that our troops should never, ever be put if a position where they have to defend the indefensible. but that's what these soldiers did for each other in sacrifice driven by pure luck. >>> all right. not to be outdone by his dad, his young son collin entertained the crowd before the ceremony. it was super cute. msnbc had that live. president obama said that little guy actually had also been racing around the oval office in advance of the ceremony. adorable. all right, as always, you can let us know why you're awake. shoot us an e-mail or tweet me a
sergeant was among 50 u.s. troops that came under attack by hundreds of taliban fighters in 2009. ramisha repeatedly risked his life in a long day fire fight. he also led others to safety and helped recover the bodies of fallen soldiers. >>> in health watch tonight, a new study out today confirms what we have known for quite some time. americans are eating too much salt. but as allison harmlan reports, some packaged foods are now getting some help. >> when i go into the supermarket i look at the package and look at the sodium. if the sodium is extremely high i don't buy the food. >> reporter: salt in packaged foods is to blame for 45% of our salt intake. 21 food companies including kraft, heinz and subway got together in washington to announce they've lowered salts in their products. >> the changes are going to have a big impact on the public's health. >> reporter: most people consume a tablespoon a day which is much more than recommended. >> lowering sodium is really the goal that you want to have to lower blood pressure then prevent stroke
about their family members as well he was fired in 2008 the girl that was shot by the taliban released from hospital today. they restore hearing to her left ear they shot her at point-blank range because she spoke out about educating girls in her country we finally know what caused the power to go out for 40 minutes in the middle of the super bowl energy officials say a device that was installed to protect the superbowl from the power line failure faltered and failed causing the black out the faulty device has been removed new equipment is being evacuatedevaluated. secret service is on the hunt for the hacker who broke into the bush family e- mail account smoking gun website rated 6 e-mail accounts for the bush family relatives and friends there are a couple of self portraits painted by george w. bush showing him in the shower and in the bathtub. more on the east coast blizzard the roads are empty we have stefanie in westchester new york where more than 1 ft. of snow is expected to fall. we're having some problems we will try to come back with her in just a little bit medical watch an
last fall by the taliban despite death threats made against her she still advocates for education for girls she is a titanium plate in her skull. former senator john kerry takes over today for hillary clinton as the new secretary of state starting this new tenure on a light note. as the saying goes i have big heels to fill. referencing the fact that he is the first man to hold the post in a long while followed by mrs. clinton and congolese arise before that today was his first day on the job he said the state department safety will be a top priority. everything i do will be focused on the security and the safety of our people we have tough decisions to make but i guarantee i will do everything i can to live up to the high standards that secretary clinton and her team put in place. making phone calls to world leaders. archeologists are now convinced they have found the remains of england's king richard the third scientists compare the dna from the remains to a direct descendant of the king he died in battle in 1485 his remains will not be reburied it is the artist's other work t
was getting help from a man who was connected to the taliban. in reality, it was an undercover fbi agent. authorities waited until he attempted to detonate the bomb, and then it took him into custody. he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. will take you to a candlelight vigil out of fairfield for a slain a teenager. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> the time this 8:18 a.m.. the big apple is blanketed with snow. here you concede new york city's central park is in white. the snow continues to fall after two storm systems have already converge. travel from nearly 60 airports have been affe
is a good idea. >>> the school girl shot by the taliban is recovering in england. moments ago, a video of malala was released. she is getting better day by day. >>> and the 500-year-old remains of richard iii have been confirmed. the skeleton was found underneath a parking lot. >>> retailers, banks and shoppers are adjusting to life without the penny as ottawa phases out the coin starting today. some are spending hundreds of thank you thousands of dollars to revamp the system. the penny is being pha >>> we are looking at a log of fog around bay area. some places seeing visibilities less than an 1/8 of a mile. being to take time for that to break up. temperatures until the 30s and the 40s. i think by the afternoon, the fog will be sitting out toward the coastline. it will keep you cool there as well. only in the 50s. 60s in the bay and the valley. next couple of days, chance of showers returns on thursday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by subway restaurants. subway build your better breakfast breakfast. >>> navy s.e.a.l. chris kyles
was killed when the bomber blew him up in ankara yesterday, a journalist was injured. >>> taliban militants are claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on an army base in northwest pakistan. authorities say at least six soldiers and a dozen militants were killed. tenancivillians also died when one of the militants went into a nearby house and blew himself up. >>> the obama administration is offering a compromise to faith-based groups on birth control. it's proposing revised guidelines that would allow them to opt out of federal requirements that they provide their employees with health insurance coverage for contraceptives under the new health care reform law. women who work for faith-affiliated hospitals, universities, and other institutions could still receive contraceptives through separate health policies at no charge. >>> robert menendez is facing an ethics probe about whether he accepted improper gifts from a prominent donor. he acknowledges he flew on the man's private plane several times through the dominican republic, but insists the trips were paid for appropriately. he's also
was shot in the head by taliban gunmen for speaking out for girl's education rights. in about 15 minutes we are investigating is north korea about to conduct another underground nuclear test? the whole world wants to know what's going on. we get answers. fareed zakaria's "gps" continues right now. >>> there's only one person in the world who has won a nobel prize, an oscar, a grammy and an emmy. he's not an actor or a singer, he is an environmental activist, a writer, a very successful businessman and he happens to be the former vice president of the united states. i am, of course, speaking of al gore. he has a fascinating new book out called "the future six drivers of global change." welcome back. >> thank you. good to be back. >> now, we could talk about everything and we will talk about the book, which is fascinating. but since i have you, so much we could cover. gun control. you and bill clinton passed the first big assault weapon ban. do you believe that that was responsible for your losses in the mid-term election, which has cast a shadow on the democratic party making even today cons
hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cordon and held a large knife to his own neck. in second, police moved in, and that set off a brief confrontation. the man started waving the knife, running at one of the officers, the officer used a taser. the man dropped to the ground and was handcuffed and taken to a police station. >>> this time singer chris brown apparently won't face any civil or criminal charges. fellow singer frank ocean says brown jumped him leading to a brawl over a parking space a week ago at an l.a. recording studio. but ocean says he is dropping the matter. brown is already on five years' probation after assaulting his pop star girlfriend rihanna back in 2009. >>> the man who invented etch a sketch has passed away. french electrician andre cassagnes dreamed up the drawing toy in his garage back in 1950. etch a sketch's popularity go
, obama administration lawyers argue the government can kill americans believed to be top taliban leaders posing, quote, an imminent threat of attack against the united states. >> we have acknowledged the united states that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct targeted strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists to prevent attacks on the united states and to save american lives. we conduct those strikes because they're necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, to stop plots, prevent future attacks and save american lives. the strikes are legal, ethical an wise. >> but as expected, the memo coming under fire from civil rights activists because of how broadly imminent threat is defined. quote, the condition that an operational leader present an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states does not require the united states to have clear evidence that a specific attack on u.s. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future. now, the memo also has new details on legal case behind more drone strikes against al qaeda suspects. such as a strike
. october 3, 2009, everything changed. predawn ambush, combat output near the pakistan border, 300 taliban stormed the base where 50 american seasonals became sitting ducks in a valley surrounded by mountains owned by the enemy. >> what happened next is described as one of the most intense battles of the war in gans. they have the advantage, high ground. unleashing everything they had. >> clinton romesha and others jumped from their beds. managed to call in air support that killed 30 insurgents. >> rocket-propelled gri free naid exploded sending shrapnel in to his hip, arm and neck. he kept fighting. >> combat came within ten feet. >> he and his team kept charging. 50-meters. 80-meters. ultimately 100-meter run through a hail of bullets. they reached the fallen friends and brought them home. >> staff sergeant clinton romesha remains reluctant hero. >> this reward is for the eight seasonals that didn't make it. for the rest of the team that fought valueaboutly and magnificently that day. >> the parents at the white house for medal of honor ceremony. the fellow soldiers say they would follow
nato airstrike killed ten civilians including five children. reuters reports four taliban fighters also died there. president hamid karzai condemned that attack. nato is saying they are aware of the report of the civilian casualties but can't confirm them. many of the me and women who fought the nation's war have another battle on their hands. this time, correspondent douglas kennedy tells us, it's right here at home. >> 112 days. three other divisions hit at the same time. >> general macarthur fulfilled his pledge. >> in 1944, errol spent months fighting the japanese in world war ii. this is your uniform from the pacific, where you won a purple heart and a bronze star? >> yes, i did. >> tell me about that. >> well, we made a landing in new guinea. and that is where i got the bronze star. >> the former staff sergeant and his fellow american seasonals were successful at defeating the japanese. but for years he has been unsuccessful at defeating the bureaucracy at the veterans administration. the v.a. says it still cannot decide whether he can hold down a regular job. his daughter becky i
was cleared of any misconduct. in afghanistan a top taliban commander has been captured. afghan forces say they arrested muhammad. officials believe he's behind several large attacks in pakistan. raj? >> thank you, janel. new tonight at 6:00, about 200 pages of transcripts from private hearings in the chandra levy case are public. attorneys for the man convicted of her murder says the case against him is built on a lie. the pages are heavily blacked out but his lawyers will will demand a new trial. modesto intern chandra levy disappeared in washington, d.c., in 2001 while interning for gary condit. the man was convicted of killing her primarily on the testimony of a prison informant. today's records indicate prosecutors learned a year ago there was a problem with a witness and defense attorneys are outraged that prosecutors didn't share that information for months. >>> it might be hard to believe but the federal minimum wage is lower right now accounting for inflation than it was 30 years ago under president reagan. president obama would like to raise the national minimum wage to $9 an hou
of terror in 2013. the pentagon admits giving a false impression about the demise of the taliban. "special report" starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> andrea: welcome back to "the five." lesson on islam prompted lawmakers to launch an investigation after this photo. female students are seen wearing burqas in geography class. this is public high school in texas. the teacher reportedly ininstructed her class to call muslim terrorists freedom fighters. parents are fuming linking the world culture to anti-american sentment. meanwhile, the superintendent tells fox news radio exclusively that the teacher did nothing wrong. >> what is more dangerous? fear and ignorance or education and understanding? i think from our standpoint we are here to essential kate the kids. >> i would say neither of the above, greg. i would say propaganda is the most dangerous thing for the students. that is what the teacher was doing. >> greg: i just want the chinese to invade and put us out of our misery. in the name of tolerance, we are embracing the most
and killed a police officer there protecting the workers. the taliban commander by way of background banned the vaccinations. says at least ten health care workers have been killed since december. pakistan, one of just three countries where polio remains a threat. >>> and kazakhstan, talks are under way about iran's nuclear program. there are representative there's from iran, germany, and the five permanent members of the united nations security council. the u.s., france, britain, russia, china. since last round of talks last june, iran's uranium enrichment program has expanded violating u.n. resolutions. >> iran's claiming its program is for civilian use only, energy and such things but western leaders fear iran is building a nuclear bomb. >>> canada, a group of scientists is now calling for food to be dna tested to make sure these things, products, are what they say they really are. >> now paula newton will report test willing keep horse meat from ending up in beef products and other types of food fraud. >> reporter: with all of the new food scares i bet you're wondering if there's any wa
. he was among about 50 u.s. troops that came under attack by hundreds oh of taliban fighters in 2009. officials say he risked his life to lead overs to safety and recovered the bodies of fallen soldiers. >>> in today's health watch researchers are examining a new pill that may be able to slim down your waistline. it reverses obesity and diabetes. it's been used the treat canker sores in the u.s.. it was tested on mice. researchers say more study is needed. >>> a new study out today confirms what we've known for some time. americans are eating too much salt. many prepackaged foods are now getting healthier. >> arnold tries to keep salt out of his diet but facts should be apparent not easy. >> when i go in the super market i look at the package and is sodium. if the sodium is high i don't buy the food. >> packaged and restaurant foods are to blame for 80% of the salts in our diet. 21 food companies joined leaders in new york city to announce they lowered salt in their products. >> the efforts they've made to reduce salt are going to have a big impact on public health. >> most people co
successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate the 15-year-old in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls' education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> millions of people are on the run in war-torn syria. they lost their homes to shelling and bombs and now they are trying to restart their lives. cnn's frederik pleitgen has the latest from damascus. >> reporter: while the streets in central damascus are fairly quiet, fierce fighting in the capital suburbs can be heard and seen throughout the day. this woman tells us her name is jamila, she says her house was destroyed during the battles. she fled to the relative safety of damascus with her two children, one only a month old. but now she sees the violence closing in on her again. >> translator: we are afraid. sometimes i want to take all my thing and sleep outside in the park because it is safer than being indoors. >> reporter: she says she depends mostly on handouts from private people to get by. the u.n. estimates that around 2 million syrians have been internally
by the taliban, for simply campaigning for the right for women to have an education. she has incredible poise yet at the same time seems to young. >> i can walk a bit, i can talk. i'm feeling better. it doesn't seem like i had a very big operation. >> reporter: it was in phage major surgery. the smashed part of her skill and a sophisticated hearing aid inserted where she had been left deaf in one side by the bullet. through the last piece of her surgery is expected, it may be sometime before she leaves hospital, possibly up to 18 months before she will be able to leave the uk. keira simmons, nbc news, birmingham. >>> a fund has been started to fund grants. >>> four rare animals are getting quite a bit of attention at a zoo in austria. four white tiger cubs born five weeks ago made that i public debut. these cubs weighed an average of 3 pounds each at birth, now gaining weight considerableably and getting healthier. zoo officials say they should do well, because their mom is willing to care for them. there are only 300 white tigers in the entire world now, all of them are in captivity. >> wow, the
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